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Spinach Pasta Sauce

Packed with greens and with a creamy texture that pairs so perfectly with any noodles, this Spinach Pasta Sauce is a most delicious green pasta sauce.

- Olive oil - Garlic - Onion - Baby spinach - Pasta - Ricotta cheese - Parmesan cheese

Ingredients Needed:

- Salt and pepper - Lemon zest, cracked black pepper, minced basil or parsley, more Parmesan cheese (optional, for serving)

Add the olive oil to a medium skillet over medium-low heat. When warm, add the garlic and onion, if using. Stir and cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant.

Step 1.

Add the spinach and stir to wilt. When wilted, turn off the heat, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve one cup of the pasta cooking water. Drain the pasta and set aside.

Step 2.

Add the spinach mixture, the ricotta cheese, 2 tablespoon of the pasta cooking water, and the Parmesan to a blender. Blend very smooth, adding a little more water if needed to blend well.

Step 3.

Add as much sauce as you like to the cooked pasta and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese and optional toppings, if desired.

Step 4.

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You can make the sauce ahead or store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Or freeze in a freezer container for up to 6 months.